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Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center

2018 Research Symposium

FAPC is pleased to hold its annual Research Symposium during OSU Research Week.
February 20, 2018
2nd Floor Atrium - FAPC

FAPC is pleased to hold its annual Research Symposium during OSU Research Week.

The symposium will include oral and poster presentations of research conducted at the FAPC and OSU and a keynote address featuring topics pertinent to the food and agricultural industries.

Abstract Submission

Submit Abstract (Online form)
Judging Criteria (PDF document)
Sample Abstract (PDF document)

Abstract Requirements
Abstracts must address the following (but do not include these headers):
  1. Justification/Introduction
  2. Objective
  3. Methods
  4. Results
  5. Significance of your research
  6. 3-5 relevant keywords

Note: Please place a line space between each of the 5 sections. Students who fail to comply with the abstract requirements will be removed from the awards competition
  • The abstract should cite quantitative data from representative experiments if completed or discuss a project, expected results, possible pitfalls on a project, which has not yet been carried out.

  • Abstracts may be no longer than 300 words.

  • Standard abbreviations may be used without definition. Nonstandard abbreviations must be kept to a minimum and must be placed in parentheses after the first use of the word or phrase abbreviated.

  • Do not include references, credits or grant support in the abstract.

  • Proofread carefully for formatting, spelling and grammar to avoid errors before submission.
  • All authors must have a copy of the abstract before the time of submission.

Poster Presentation Requirements
Posters are to be 48 inches wide by 36 inches tall.
Oral Presentation Requirements
Oral presentations are 10 minutes with a 5 minute question and answer period.

Keynote Speaker
Dan SiegelDan Siegel, Bemis

Topic: Packaging to Protect Meat Color
Presentation Slides

Prior to joining Bemis, Dan Siegel attended college at the University of Illinois earning a B.S. degree in 1974, an M.S. in 1978 and a Ph.D. in 1979. Currently, he is a part-time consultant with Bemis North America and is part owner of two food processing companies: Deli Star Corporation and King’s Food Products. In these roles, he interacts with many processors to solve product quality, shelf life and food safety issues.

Over the years, Dr. Siegel has given presentations at trade meetings on Cook-In® packaging, fresh meat color and case-ready packaging. More recently, he authored two chapters on packaging in the Processed Meat Technical Series published by the American Meat Science Association: “Packaging for Processed Meats” and “Retail Packaging for Fresh Meat.” He is the inventor of Bemis’s FreshCase® technology.

Tentative Agenda



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  • Cost: This event is free of charge
  • Deadline: Feb. 9
  • Register

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